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Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.3% Taipei (Taiex) up 1% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Japanese stocks started modestly higher Wednesday but quickly added to gains as the yen trudged further downhill.
Australian stocks crept lower in Wednesday morning trade, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.2%, doubling a 0.2% loss in the previous session as iron-ore miners sold off.
Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois' school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between districts by pumping more state dollars into poorer ones and giving less to the wealthiest.
A bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline failed a vote in the Senate on Tuesday, dooming prospects for such legislation this year.
The maximum amount of cod fish that fishermen can take from the Gulf of Maine will be reduced by 75 percent next year after a Tuesday vote by a federal regulatory council.
The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport.
BP is heading to a federal appeals court in its effort to oust the administrator of damage settlement claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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It's another quiet day for a lava flow threatening a rural Hawaii town.
U.S. safety regulators are demanding that automakers and Takata Corp. expand nationwide a recall of vehicles with certain driver's side air bags equipped with inflators that can erupt and send metal fragments into the passenger compartment.
PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that third-quarter net income was $92.2 million, or 92 cents a share, up from the $92.2 million, or 88 cents a share, for the same period a year ago.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has urged U.S. car makers to issue a nationwide recall of Takata Corp. air bags, The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday.
Overseas investors flooded back into U.S. markets in September, according to the Treasury International Capital, or TIC, report released Tuesday.
The American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday reported U.S. crude stocks rose by 3.7 million barrels in the week ended Nov. 14, according to reports.
Darden Restaurants Inc. announced a shake-up late Tuesday, closing its aviation business and cutting down on management layers at its flagship chain restaurant Olive Garden.
House Republican leaders have chosen Paul Ryan to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years.
The New York Stock Exchange is cancelling all Home Depot trades executed at or below $93.33 between 3:55 p.m. and 3:56 p.m. Eastern.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Chief Narayana Kocherlakota worried on Tuesday that the U.S. central bank may be getting ready to end its ultra-easy money-policy stance too soon.
Hackers have been the bane of banks and retailers lately, not beverage companies like Keurig Green Mountain Inc.